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Tayside, Fife and Stirling concerts 2024: Full list of major gigs and festivals

A host of big names are heading for the region this year.

A host of festivals and gigs are taking place across Tayside this year. Image: Kim Cessford/DC Thomson
A host of festivals and gigs are taking place across Tayside this year. Image: Kim Cessford/DC Thomson

Music fans in Tayside, Fife and Stirling are set to enjoy another busy year of gigs and festivals.

The region is hosting new events for 2024 as well as welcoming back some old favourites.

Several smaller shows will also bring some of the best-known names in music to the region.

Dundee Dance Event

Dundee Dance Event is back for 2024. Image: Mhairi Edwards/DC Thomson

Where? Various venues in Dundee

When? May 5-6

What? Dundee Dance Event, which relaunched in 2011, has become the biggest multi-venue dance music event in the UK.

Artists and revellers will pack into venues across the city for live performances throughout Sunday, with the fun lasting into the early hours of Monday, culminating in a massive closing party.

Stirling Summer Sessions

Shania Twain will play Stirling Summer Sessions. Image: Louie Banks

Where? Stirling City Park

When? June 27-July 2

What? Best known for past events in Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Summer Sessions – run by DF Concerts – will host gigs in Stirling for the first time in 2024.

Shania Twain, Busted, Tom Jones and James Arthur are on the bill for Stirling City Park.

Tickets for all four gigs are already on sale.

Heartland Festival

The View will headline Heartland Festival. Image: Louise Wilson

Where? Pitlochry Recreation Ground

When? June 29-30

What? Heartland is a new festival for Perthshire.

Two stages will keep revellers entertained with acts throughout both days.

Scottish icons Idlewild and The View will headline, with the likes of Fife singer Cammy Barnes, Nina Nesbitt and Skerryvore also performing.

The Discovery Stage will showcase new talents.

Rewind Festival

Rewind Festival returns to Scone Palace in July. Image: Kenny Smith/DC Thomson

Where? Scone Palace, Perth

When? July 19-21

What? One of the most popular events in the Tayside calendar, Rewind returns to Scone for a 12th year.

Acts showcasing the music of the 1980s and 90s include Billy Ocean, The Boomtown Rats, Nik Kershaw, Kim Wilde and Hue and Cry, along with a host of other retro stars.

Fans will also be able to enjoy the traditional funfair rides and a silent disco – and even get ‘married’ in the inflatable church.


Strathallan Castle, where Mugstock will take place.

Where? Strathallan Castle, Perthshire

When? August 2-5

What? Mugstock had been due to move to Strathallan Castle in Perthshire in 2023, having launched near Glasgow.

But the event was cancelled just days before it was due to take place due to low ticket sales.

However, organisers have vowed to press on with a 2024 event after being granted a licence by the council.

Craig Charles, Utah Saints, Siobhan Wilson, Mr Boom! and Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 are among the acts set to appear.


Rockore festival. Image: Kenny Smith/DC Thomson

Where? Lochore Meadows Country Park, Fife

When? August 24

What? One of the biggest music events in Fife, Rockore attracts a capacity crowd each year.

Tickets for this year’s festival have already sold out.

American icon Suzi Quatro is heading, while acts like the Bay City Rollers and Kyle Falconer will also perform.

Ibiza Orchestra

Ibiza Orchestra is back in Dundee this year.

Where? Slessor Gardens, Dundee

When? September 6

What? The event has become a popular fixture on the Slessor Gardens calendar in 2024.

A 26-piece orchestra will perform some of the biggest dance hits while there will be appearances from acts such as Professor Green and Marvin Humes.

Summer Sundays

Emails reveal Dundee Council rejected plans for two weekend Summer Sessions in 2022
Summer Sundays is being held at Slessor Gardens. Image: Kim Cessford/DC Thomson

Where? Slessor Gardens, Dundee

When? September 8

What? A new festival for 2024, Summer Sundays is taking place at venues across the UK.

The View will headline the Dundee event, marking their only hometown show of the year.

Northern Irish icons Ash and indie band The Pigeon Detectives are also on the bill, along with tribute act The Gerry Cinna-Man Experience.

It is the only major gig announced for Slessor Gardens so far in 2024.

Young Fathers

Young Fathers will perform their biggest Scottish show to date in Stirling. Image: Ian West/PA Wire

Where? Stirling City Park

When? June 29

What? The Edinburgh trio will add to a bumper summer of music in Stirling with their own day festival.

It will be the band’s biggest Scottish headline show to date and follows them being shortlisted for Brit Awards and the Mercury Prize.

Support acts for the gig, curated by Young Fathers, have still to be confirmed.

Paul Weller

Paul Weller will play in Tayside and Fife twice in 2024. Image: Kami Thomson/DC Thomson

Where? Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline and Caird Hall, Dundee

When? Monday April 15 (Dunfermline) and Sunday October 27 (Dundee)

What? The Modfather is set to celebrate the release of his 17th solo album – 66 – with shows in Dunfermline and Dundee.

The singer/songwriter will perform in Fife in April before returning to the east coast in autumn with a show in Dundee.

As well as solo material, fans will get to enjoy tracks from Weller’s 47-year career, including hits from his time in The Jam and The Style Council.

Fat Sam’s Live

The Lightning Bolt singer will perform two sets in one night. Image: Dan Reid/Shutterstock

Where? Fat Sam’s Live, Dundee

When? Various

What? A host of well-known acts are lined up to appear at the iconic Dundee music venue in 2024.

These include:

  • July 25 – Jake Bugg
  • September 6 – The Bootleg Beatles
  • October 5 – Cast
  • November 5 – Scouting for Girls
  • November 22 – Twin Atlantic